In which the radio pledge drive is even more fun than we had hoped

Remember in kindergarten, the teacher would hand out little gold stars to students who were especially wonderful?

Well, you readers have earned a bunch of those little gold stars today for supporting our little radio station!
For our storytelling radio pledge party, we had a terrific turnout of storytellers from the Seattle Storytellers Guild...
Petite Chef Anne brought over some amazing quiches to feed everyone...We told stories and sang songs...
Maggie sang some traditional Irish tunes. "Cockles and Mussels, Alive Alive-O" is still stuck in my head.
Eva told an African folktale.
Fern usually tells Icelandic sagas and Norse myths, but he told a great Irish hero tale for us today...and then went out into Pledge Central to answer the phones.

Avery and Rob told family stories. Kathy told some folktales, including the screamingly funny "Bellybutton Monster." By special request from a listener in Idaho (!) we had two tellers tell two different versions of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

We did some "pledge pitching" and took a bunch of pledge calls from story lovers.
Working the studio sound board.

Out in the Pledge Central's "green room", the storytellers were passing the time between else? by telling stories! Jim was running around crazily, answering phones, moving microphones and chairs, and just generally being incredibly useful.

In the coming weeks I will try to post some of the recorded stories from the program today--no promises, since technology on the farm is often at odds with available spare time--but I will try.
Pledge Week isn't over yet, and we haven't yet reached our pledge goals. If you want to participate, you can! Visit and click the DONATE NOW button.

Tell 'em the storytellers sent you!


  1. This looks great. I love seeing all these people connected by storytelling. Congrats!

  2. Thanks so much for the mention! it was a pleasure to support the pledge and meet you all.


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